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Train fire kills 47 in S.India

07-30-2012 20:38 BJT

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At least 47 people are confirmed dead while nearly 30 others sustained burns in a major fire that engulfed one of the coaches of an express train in India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state.

An official said a coach of the Tamil Nadu Express, travelling from the capital New Delhi to southern Chennai city,caught fire as it was passing through Nellore station. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. Local media reports suggest it was caused by an electrical short circuit while most of the passengers were asleep.

A spokesperson for Indian Railways said a medical train and rescue teams had arrived at the site and relief work is in full swing.

 

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: CCTV.com

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